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Re: just one more... alexandra_k

Posted by AuntieMel on November 28, 2005, at 18:00:28

In reply to Re: just one more... Dinah, posted by alexandra_k on November 26, 2005, at 3:12:31

"> they want x% gross profit, x% net profit.

Hmm.
Profit vs welfare of employees.
Interesting..."

It's both. Without profit there *are* no employees. Without a fair percent return on investment, stockholders will sell the stock and the company will go under, leaving many more unemployed.

Exxon announced "billions" in profit in the third quarter, and got reamed in the papers for it. But, it was still only about 12% return on investment, much smaller than many, many other companies - and the stock price went down.

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IMO... One hungry kid is one too many hungry kid. One sick kid is one too many sick kid. There are hungy and sick kids in the US and you can go on about 'economic growth' as much as you like, IMO something should be done about that.

> Kids get free lunches, and for the most part free breakfasts as well, if they need it, during the school year at least.

:-)
Thats good.
How about their parents?
How come they don't have enough money / food to feed their kids?
How do their parents eat?

It's available to anyone under a certain income (not poverty level, higher than that) and it doesn't matter if the parents can afford to feed the kids or not. So, what about the parents? They can use that money for something else, that's what.

In one school my daughter went to, over half the kids were on free lunch.

And nobody *has* to beg for money and food. We really aren't so heartless, you know.

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"I think that Bill Gates... Probably has enough money to meet the basic needs (of healthcare, education, food, shelter) of every person in a small country for a number of years...

While still having enough to meet his basic needs, the needs of his family and friends, and still continuing his company and going on to make... More money.

Yet he chooses not to.

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Bill Gates donates millions to charities, including (I think) the new international push to see all kids get vaccinations.

 

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